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inaction. that means he's committed. he is going on the record, some kind of action. >> that, of course, david letterman monday night addressing the horrific school shooting. good morning, i'm brian shactman this is "way too early." a lot to get to this tuesday, including new developments in the fiscal cliff negotiations. of course, with the year-end deadline less than two weeks away, the country's entire attention seems to be shifting to newtown, connecticut with lawmakers putting a renewed focus on gun control. first signs of a changing dynamic in washington. many believe friday's unspeakable acts in connecticut could mark a tipping point. the "washington post" reporting that president obama ordered cabinet members to order proposals to curb gun violence, a push that could include a new ban on assault rifles. sources say vice president joe biden will spearhead that effort. still the white house press secretary jay carney wasn't ready to unveil specifics. >> it's a complex problem that will require complex solution. no single piece of legislation no single action will fully
leading retailers are taking action on their own. dick's sporting goods says it is suspending sales of certain military-style weapons in stores across the country. elsewhere two republican governors, rick perry in texas, and bob mcdonnell in virginia, said they would consider allowing school officials to carry firearms on campus. meanwhile it's still a long road ahead in newtown. sandy hook elementary remains a crime scene at this hour and students won't be returning to class at all until january. when they do return, they will be at a former middle school in the town of monroe, about eight miles away at least temporarily. most of the other schools in the district have since reopened with increased police presence and grief counselors on hand. nbc's anne thompson has more. >> reporter: the reopening of newtown schools, an act of faith and resolve. >> whether you wait a day or a month, whatever, there's no -- there's no rule book. >> reporter: determination quickly tested as a threat to one elementary school forced it into lockdown before students even arrived. the site of the massac
action from washington, it will be a stain upon our nation's commitment to protecting the innocent including our children. this is not a partisan issue. this is just a bunch of people who i think are cowed by the nra. as i said yesterday, do you think the nra has power? just remember the number one priority was to defeat barack obama. last time i checked he will be inaugurated again. >> mayor bloomberg will be live on "morning joe" later this morning. two leading democrats who have earned high praise from the national rifle association are now rethinking their stance on guns. last night senator mark warner of virginia became the latest to call for action. >> i've been a long-time supporter of second amendment rights. you know, i believe every american has second amendment rights, and the ability to hunt and it's part of our culture. i had an nra rating of an "a." but, you know, enough is enough. my -- i've got -- i'm the father of three daughters. this weekend they all said, dad, how can this go on? and i, like i think most of us, realize that there are ways to get to rationale gun
at a culture that all too often glorifies guns and violence. and any actions we must take must begin inside the home and inside our hearts. but the fact that this problem is complex can no longer be an excuse for doing nothing. >> later in that same press conference, president obama offered a sharp response when he was asked why his administration has mostly stayed away from the subject of gun control until now. >> this is not the first issue -- the first incident of horrific gun violence of your four years. where have you been? >> well, here's where i've been, jake. i've been president of the united states, dealing with the worst economic crisis since the great depression. an auto industry on the verge of collapse, two wars. i don't think i've been on vacation. and so, you know, i think all of us have to do some reflection on how we prioritize what we do here in washington. this should be a wakeup call for all of us. to say that if we are not getting right the need to keep our children safe, then nothing else matters. and it's my commitment to make sure that we do everything we can to keep
about the connecticut shooting, be it the teachers and heroic actions or the first responders. >>> when we come back -- a look at how the nfl handled the tragedy including personal tributes from the league and players, that and a check of your forecast when "way too early" comes back. [ male announcer ] this is bob, a regular guy with an irregular heartbeat. the usual, bob? not today. [ male announcer ] bob has afib: atrial fibrillation not caused by a heart valve problem, a condition that puts him at greater risk for a stroke. [ gps ] turn left. i don't think so. [ male announcer ] for years, bob took warfarin, and made a monthly trip to the clinic to get his blood tested. but not anymore. bob's doctor recommended a different option: once-a-day xarelto®. xarelto® is the first and only once-a-day prescription blood thinner for patients with afib not caused by a heart valve problem, that doesn't require routine blood monitoring. like warfarin, xarelto® is proven effective to reduce the risk of an afib-related stroke. there is limited data on how these drugs compare when warfarin is we
will not use these weapons for now. it's not the first time the ukrainian politics have resorted to actions worthy of detention. back in 2010 lawmakers threw eggs and set off smoke bombs in the chamber over a vote to keep the russian navy stationed at a ukrainian port. >>> a small victory for the nerds today. president obama must respond to a petition responded by t.j. on the white house's we the people website, asking him to start constructing a death star by 2016. i'm talking about the death star from "star wars." the one with the planet destroying laser beams who remembers the planet? what was the planet? no one? no one? you guys are geeks. i thought you'd know it for sure. the white house promised it would answer any petition submitted to its website that gets 25,000 signatures. this one now has 27,000. the petition says a death star weapons system could help strengthen our national defense. and help create jobs. you had ten sections on google and no one could help me out? calderon. thank you. >>> the ear piercing screams fill the shopping malls this time of year, not too different from
. >>> turning now to business. toyota has agreed to a $1.1 billion class action settlement over complaints some of its cars accelerated without warning. owners of some 16 million toyota, lexus and scion vehicles will be eligible for payments and safety updates depending on the make and model. the recall, dating back to 2009 and 2010, tarnished toyota's safety reputation and flattened its u.s. sales, ending its 30-year streak of market share increases. the company already was fined for not warning of the issues sooner. >>> new numbers show a disappointing holiday sales season with retail growth up less than 1% from last year. nbc's john yang reports retailers across the country are hoping for a sales bounce after christmas, and they're doing pretty much anything they can to bring shoppers back into stores. >> reporter: in detroit, shoppers lined up before stores opened, ready to spend. >> i'm returning things and i'm buying things. >> reporter: that's the way it was across the country as americans flocked to stores to use gift cards. >> you're lucky today. >> yes, i am. >> reporter: or returning
.s. is ready to take swift action. >> our concerns are that increasingly desperate assad regime might turn to chemical weapons or might lose control of them to one of the many groups that are now operating within syria. we have sent an unmistakable message that this would cross a red line. and those responsible would be held to account. >> u.s. officials stress the chemical bonds remain in storage depots and president assad has not issued any warning to use them. egypt is going into political turmoil after intense clashes on the doorstep of the presidential palace. it's the largest confrontation the country has seen since the revolution that overthrew mubarak. tens of thousands of supporters of president morsi remain divided. critics of morsi say he's attempting to establish a new dictatorship by rushing through a new constitution with an islamic agenda. >>> the loss of american jazz legend. you probably recognize his song you're hearing now. "take five" of dave brubeck. he died yesterday of heart failure just one day shy of his 92nd birthday. a composer and pianist, he redefined american
was north korea's fourth attempt since 1998. >>> the federal reserve is taking unprecedented action as it puts emphasis on job creation. chairman ben bernanke says long term interest rates will remain near zero until the unemployment rate drops below 6.5%. unemployment currently at 7.7%. here now with more on that and a check with the markets, jeff cutmore is live from london. good morning you to. >> good morning. you know, uncle ben has gone back into his toolbox and he's pulled out one thing we were expecting which was a continuation of the bond buyback program. so that was pretty much baked into the story. but the thing we weren't expecting, perhaps, was this change in policy and this tying of zero interest rates to the unemployment rate. he now saying it remains at near zero until we get the jobs rate down below 6.5%. we're currently sitting at 7.7%. so there is a little room to go yet. we have near zero interest rates to come. unsurprisingly, markets like it but not quite as much as you might have expected given that they knew part of the deal was already due to come down the p
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